Fact: Past and present members of GUNS N' ROSES, Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax and Judas Priest have joined forces in the studio to record an album of original material under the supergroup name METAL ALLEGIENCE. The stars previously performed covers at events and on rock cruises like Motorhead's Motorboat, but now they have teamed up for the Nuclear Blast Entertainment collection, which features songs written by former Dream Theater star Mike Portnoy, Megadeth's David Ellefson and Testament's Alex Skolnick. The album is due for release in September (15).
Fact: Heavy rock supergroups Anthrax and Slayer are hitting to road together again for a European tour later this year (15). The two acts last hit the road together in 2010 as part of The Big Four Tour with Metallica and Megadeth.
Fact: The inaugural Mayhem Festival Cruise, which was to feature high seas performances from Lamb of God and Anthrax, among others, has been cancelled due to "circumstances beyond" the promoters' control. The four-day cruise to the Bahamas was scheduled to set sail from Florida in December (12).
Fact: More than 81,000 rock fans attended the first BIG FOUR concert in Warsaw, Poland on Wednesday night (16Jun10), making it one of the biggest music events ever staged in the city. Metallica, Slayer, MEGADETH and Anthrax played together on the same stage for the first time ever when they co-headlined the Sonisphere festival at Bemowo Airport.
Fact: Anthrax star Dan Spitz's 23-month-old twins, Brendan & Jaden, are to make their movie debut in Sam Mendes' new film AWAY WE GO. The tots will double up as the baby of Maggie Gyllenhaal's character in the film.
Fact: Heavy rockers Anthrax have recruited former DEVILSIZE frontman DAN NELSON as the replacement for singer JOEY BELLADONNA, according to internet reports. Belladonna quit the group earlier this year (07) and the band has been searching for his replacement ever since.
Fact: Former Anthrax star JOEY BELLADONNA has swapped the microphone for a drumkit after forming a new group with BLACK UHURU guitarist FRANK STEPANEK. Stepanek and Belladonna's new act, a rock trio, has started performing in the New York area, according to Blabbermouth.net.